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Professor proposes use of law to tackle infectious diseases

Professor proposes use of law to tackle infectious diseases

By Briana Canady | For The Pitt News

February 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

Matiangai Sirleaf has represented plaintiffs in numerous international human rights cases litigated in federal courts. Now, as an assistant professor of law at Pitt, she plans to use her legal expertise to eradicate infectious diseases. Sirleaf presented her research on disease in Africa, titled ...

Editorial: Pittsburgh’s veil of Amazon secrecy leaves residents behind

Editorial: Pittsburgh’s veil of Amazon secrecy leaves residents behind

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 29, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

With little more to go on than a slogan, Pittsburghers don’t know what to make of the City’s proposal to house Amazon’s second headquarters. The online retail giant announced its search for a location in September, and has since received 238 submissions from cities, states and metropolitan areas across North America. Cities responded by offering Amazon a s...

PA ‘Right to Try’ bill: who is it really helping?

PA ‘Right to Try’ bill: who is it really helping?

By Ana Altchek | For The Pitt News

October 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Several years ago, my next door neighbor was diagnosed with stage four cancer — within six months she tragically passed away. Not only was this an agonizing experience for her, but it was painful for her devoted husband, children and grandchildren. While she was too sick to consider any options, the...

Piazza case should be a lesson: to be an adult, be accountable

Piazza case should be a lesson: to be an adult, be accountable

By Anne Marie Yurik | For The Pitt News

September 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Imagine you’re an average college student at a fraternity party. It’s cold — February in central Pennsylvania always is. Suddenly, someone falls down the stairs. They’re drunk enough that they don’t wake up when they hit the floor of the basement. Through the rest of the night, you see ...

To understand injustice, listen to the lawyers

To understand injustice, listen to the lawyers

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

In most American courts of law, a raised voice or an opinion stated too aggressively will typically earn you the censure of the presiding judge. But that certainly wasn’t the case Tuesday night in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, nestled deep within Pitt’s Law School. A panel of five memb...

Pitt Newsers remember pro bono attorney Ron Barber

Pitt Newsers remember pro bono attorney Ron Barber

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

July 14, 2017


Filed under Top Stories

Ron Barber, a staunch legal defender of the First Amendment and student journalism, died Thursday, July 6, at age 56, of complications from prostate cancer. Barber — who graduated from Pitt Law in 1989 after completing his undergrad studies at Pitt in 1983 — offered pro-bono legal services to The Pit...

Pitt Law dean Carter to step down, leaving Pitt a second dean position to fill

Pitt Law dean Carter to step down, leaving Pitt a second dean position to fill

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2017


Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

The dean of Pitt’s law school, William M. Carter Jr., is stepping down to return to teaching full-time, becoming the second Pitt dean ending their tenure next spring. Carter's decision comes soon after engineering dean Gerald Holder announced in May he will step down and return to the faculty. Carter and Holder will leave their positions ...

Column: Broken contracts harm passengers’ rights

Column: Broken contracts harm passengers’ rights

By Christian Snyder, Columnist

April 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Everyone has their price — even the guy on his way to a funeral, a retired United Airlines pilot  said in the face of the airline’s recent viral controversy. But United simply couldn’t figure that price out last week. The airline chose four passengers, at random, to involuntarily bump from a United...

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